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1st NSSF Secondary Schools football competition begins Wednesday

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The finals of the maiden edition of the Kwara State chapter of the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) organized Secondary Schools Football Championship has been scheduled to hold in Ilorin between Wednesday January 19 to Friday January 21, 2022.

The championship, being organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development will be played at the Kwara Football Academy, and the final at the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex.

Eight schools, who emerged champions from their zones will fight for honours in the competition aimed at reviving sports development culture in schools in the state.

The schools are Sheikh Abdulkadri College (Ilorin West zone), C&S College (Ilorin East zone), Al-Lateef Model College (Ilorin South zone), Oke-Opin Anglican College (Omu-Aran zone), Lafiagi Secondary School (Edu zone), Government Secondary School Alawon-Oja (Asa zone), ECWA Secondary School of Igbaja and Offa Grammar School (Offa zone).

Both private and public schools participated in the competition from the preliminaries, which began last term.

The competition, according to Mr A.S. Bakare of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, will be played on knock-out basis.

Mr Bakare said that the competition was monitored and supervised by the NSSF from the preliminaries, to avoid the use of mercenaries, and as well, ensure that all measures put in place to ensure hitch-free competition are adhered to strictly.

He commended the state Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for approving the staging of the competition, adding that it will help in re-awakening sports in schools.

Mr Bakare, a Board member of the Kwara State Sports Commission also commended the Executive Chairman of the Commission and the Administrator of KFA for their support.

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